My mom was one of the typical parents who looked down upon video games and referred to them as a great waste of my time and talent. Recently, I had a college assignment for a product evaluation of my choosing. I decided to go with the Xbox 360 console, as this was a familiar topic to me, and proceeded to write the essay in the MLA format with proper citations from the school database. The result was a perfect 100 score on the essay, and praise from the instructor on a job well done. So, who says that my video games cannot be useful to me in my real life? I shall flaunt this to my mom with zero remorse.